[uf-discuss] Microformat for programming language reference?

James Tindall james at atomless.com
Sat Jan 17 09:43:23 PST 2009

I do use pre and code elements when marking up code in html but that's 
not really what I meant. What I mean is that when I look at pages like 
It leaves me wondering whether many of the other scripting languages 
like php, ruby, javascript, actionscript and python could each be 
visually displayed in a similar way and using standardised class names 
and markup structure for the methods and functions that are common 
throughout each language? A standardised markup format (uf) for this 
kind of programming language reference page would I think be quite useful.


Mr. Meitar Moscovitz wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2009, at 3:24 AM, Toby A Inkster wrote:
>> Maybe with some class attributes on the <code> elements.
> I prefer to use a block like
> <pre><code class="html">&lt;!-- HTML code here --&gt;</code></pre>
> unless the code is inline within a paragraph already. However, I've 
> also seen the above pattern with the class name on the <pre> element 
> instead of the <code> element, and I've seen this done without the 
> <code> element at all. Not really sure which is "best," though the 
> first seems the most straightforward to me.
> My 2¢.
> -Meitar Moscovitz
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